Screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections--2002.

  title={Screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections--2002.},
  author={Robert E. Johnson and Wilbert J. Newhall and John R. Papp and Joan S Knapp and C. Black and Thomas L Gift and Richard Steece and Lauri Ellen Markowitz and Owen J. Devine and Cathleen M Walsh and Susan R Wang and Dorothy C Gunter and Kathleen L Irwin and Susan Delisle and Stuart M. Berman},
  journal={MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports},
  volume={51 RR-15},
  pages={1-38; quiz CE1-4}
Since publication of CDC's 1993 guidelines (CDC, Recommendations for the prevention and management of Chlamydia trachomatis infections, 1993. MMWR 1993;42[No. RR-12]:1-39), nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) have been introduced as critical new tools to diagnose and treat C. trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections. NAATs for C. trachomatis are substantially more sensitive than previous tests. When using a NAAT, any sacrifice in performance when urine is substituted for a… CONTINUE READING
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